Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone
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When we arrived back at the hotel, the bar therein was closing. However, the night porter was more than happy to continue serving us pints in the lobby. As always, the Guinness and Smithwick's tasted delicious. The night porter was very nice and ended up chatting with us for a long time.
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... in the low 70's. We visited Peter and Paul Catholic Church to say a prayer and admire the incredible stain glass windows done by a famous Irish artisan. We then viewed the Athlone Castle across the street.
Tonight we are off to do some fine dinning. Who would have guessed that Athlone has so many high end eateries? Then downtown again to have drinks at the the oldest bar in Ireland - Sean's Bar, established in 900 ...
... was sparkling. Rolling hills, round trees like those in Hobbiton, sheep grazing, blue sky, sunshine; everything was perfect. Thus I stopped often to take pictures, and even with my high class camera and my picky eye, I still found I couldn't capture what I was seeing. Here are some pictures anyway, and I hope you like them. Just remember to exponentiate each one, k? It was that beautiful.
So after getting to Athlone and before dropping my stuff off at a charming ...
... they're perfect opportunities for me to discuss with my host parents and to practice my spoken English.
On Sunday evenings, there is the special trip of the week! It's the time to take off my
wellies and to put on my prettiest shoes to go out in town! The two last Sundays, I went with my family at a good restaurant and I ordered 2 tasty dishes, a fish-and-chip ( with a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone
First of all, we have stayed in other Radissons and were very happy with them. We stayed a night in the Radisson in Athlone and couldn't believe our experience.
i have just finished a five day stay in this hotel,as i was involved in organising a conference ,
it went very well for us and i would like to say a big thank you to the following staff members,IRENE , ROBYAN ,CARMEN . and the young polish lad whos name fails me ,you were all fantastic and helped make our stay a 100% first class event .
the food ,rooms .and whole lay out were perfect.
we will be back (there was a 150 of us so it was no small task ),
my only critic would be could the bar staff smile a bit more...
cheers Des Mooney( pdforra,)
irish defence forces representative body,
My partner and I have offen stayed at RadissonSAS all over the world and we were really looking forward to this little treat, staying at your hotel. We had an absolutly fantastic weekend. Right from check in til it was time to go home. Not that we really wanted to leave, but something called work back home in the UK was calling us.
Second time in 8 months and still love it
I stayed in the Radisson SAS in December last year and I didnt write a review but thought it was outstanding. The staff were very professional and the food and service was second to none. I staed in the radisson again MID August and having seen the reviews on this site in the last few months was worried it might have went down hill but I must say was not disappointed, The rooms are very well sized, modern crisp and clean, the hotel is in an excellent location and it has a lovely atmpshpere. I have no hesitation recommending this hotel.
Having stayed at the new Radisson in Belfast a week earlier, and being very happy with it, we expected this hotel to be top notch too. We were very disappointed on many fronts.
I have delayed writing this review as I was awaiting the outcome of a complaint I made following our stay at this establishment. It appears that the previous reviewer was allocated the room we occupied; our stay was on Saturday 25th June, and his description exactly matched our room. We eventually received a full refund.
We stayed in the radisson for a 3 night break recently. What can I say...It is a beautiful hotel ...all modern , crisp and bright. The food and service were excellent and the rooms are very spacious with wonderful views of the shannon.
Really loved it and cant wait to go back. Highly recommed it
Newest Hotel in Athlone
This is the newest and most likely nicest hotel in Athlone. Every comfort you would find in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Dublin or London. If you have the cash this is THE place to stay. Just remember its a lot higher priced than most other places in the midlands. I especially enjoyed the large open porch that opens onto the Shannon river. You can sit out there for lunch and catch the ocassional ray of sunshine and drink your coffee. Smokers will enjoy the heaters set out on each table.
Myself and my husband stayed at the Raddisson Hotel, Athlone last month. All I say is this is one of the nicest hotels we have ever stayed with. Everything was suberb ! The staff were so helpful and friendly. We were actually going to a wedding in Athlone and one of the waitress drew us a map of where the church was. So friendly and helpful. The reception also arranged an early check in for us and we needed to get changed.
Our room was an ocean view and was lovely overlooking the Shannon. The colour scheme was lovely and so clean...
Food was superb too, we had a lovely breakfast the next morning. So much to choose from.
We would definitely recommend This hotel to anyone.